Groundwater in Geologic Processes

Author: Steven E. Ingebritsen,Ward E. Sanford,C. E. Neuzil

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521603218

Category: Science

Page: 536

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An extensively revised 2006 second edition of the well received and widely adopted textbook on groundwater.

Rock Fractures in Geological Processes

Author: Agust Gudmundsson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139500694

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 403

Rock fractures control many of Earth's dynamic processes, including plate-boundary development, tectonic earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and fluid transport in the crust. An understanding of rock fractures is also essential for effective exploitation of natural resources such as ground water, geothermal water, and petroleum. This book combines results from fracture mechanics, materials science, rock mechanics, structural geology, hydrogeology, and fluid mechanics to explore and explain fracture processes and fluid transport in the crust. Basic concepts are developed from first principles and illustrated with worked examples linking models of geological processes to real field observations and measurements. Many additional examples and exercises are provided online, allowing readers to practise formulating and quantitative testing of models. Rock Fractures in Geological Processes is designed for courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level but also forms a vital resource for researchers and industry professionals concerned with fractures and fluid transport in the Earth's crust.


Principles and Practice

Author: Kevin M. Hiscock,Victor F. Bense

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118738705

Category: Science

Page: 552

View: 7189

Hydrogeology: Principles and Practice provides acomprehensive introduction to the study of hydrogeology to enablethe reader to appreciate the significance of groundwater in meetingcurrent and future water resource challenges. This new edition hasbeen thoroughly updated to reflect advances in the field since2004. The book presents a systematic approach to understandinggroundwater. Earlier chapters explain the fundamental physical andchemical principles of hydrogeology, and later chapters featuregroundwater investigation techniques in the context of catchmentprocesses, as well as chapters on groundwater quality andcontaminant hydrogeology. Unique features of the book are chapterson the applications of environmental isotopes and noble gases inthe interpretation of aquifer evolution, and on regionalcharacteristics such as topography, compaction and variable fluiddensity in the explanation of geological processes affecting past,present and future groundwater flow regimes. The last chapterdiscusses groundwater resources and environmental management, andexamines the role of groundwater in integrated river basinmanagement, including an assessment of possible adaptationresponses to the impacts of climate change. Throughout the text, boxes and a set of colour plates drawn fromthe authors’ teaching and research experience are used toexplain special topics and to illustrate international case studiesranging from transboundary aquifers and submarine groundwaterdischarge to the over-pressuring of groundwater in sedimentarybasins. The appendices provide conversion tables and usefulreference material, and include review questions and exercises,with answers, to help develop the reader’s knowledge andproblem-solving skills in hydrogeology. This accessible textbook is essential reading for undergraduate andgraduate students primarily in earth sciences, environmentalsciences and physical geography with an interest in hydrogeology orgroundwater science. The book will also find use amongpractitioners in hydrogeology, soil science, civil engineering andplanning who are involved in environmental and resource protectionissues requiring an understanding of groundwater. Additional resources can be found at: ahref=""

Hydrogeology and Simulation of Groundwater Flow in Cedar Valley, Utah County, Utah

Author: Juliette Lucy Jordan,Walid Sabbah

Publisher: Utah Geological Survey

ISBN: 1557918686

Category: Aquifers

Page: 125

View: 3110

This CD contains a 125-page comprehensive study of the hydrogeology of Cedar Valley, Utah County, located in north-central Utah. The report includes 72 figures; two plates, one of which is a potentiometric map of the basin-fill, bedrock, and several perched aquifers; and seven appendices of data. Field investigations included groundwater chemistry sampling, regular water-level monitoring, and multiple-well aquifer testing. The field data were incorporated into a 3D digital groundwater flow model using MODFLOW2000. Seventy percent of the recharge to the Cedar Valley aquifer system is from precipitation in the Oquirrh Mountains. Groundwater generally flows from west to east and exits the aquifer system mostly as interbasin flow through bedrock to the northeast and southeast. The groundwater model showed a 39-year (1969-2007) average recharge to the Cedar Valley groundwater system of 25,600 acre-feet per year and discharge of 25,200 acre-feet per year. A significant volume of precipitation recharge (perhaps 4300 acre-feet per year) does not interact with the basin-fill aquifer but travels within bedrock to discharge to adjacent valleys or as bedrock well discharge. 125 pages + 2 plates

Groundwater Geomorphology

The Role of Subsurface Water in Earth-surface Processes and Landforms

Author: Charles G. Higgins,Donald Robert Coates

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813722527

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 8366


Groundwater - Volume III

Author: Luis Silveira,Eduardo J. Usunoff

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 1848260296


Page: 414

View: 4843

Groundwater theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Water Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of lithologic formations. This theme presents a perspective of the field of groundwater and an overview of the important aspects of the subject such as, natural origin and distribution, characteristics under diverse climates and surrounding rocky environments, exploration and management, natural quality and human related sources of contamination, sustainable exploitation of resources, protection and current research trends. The content of the theme on Groundwater is organized with state-of-the-art presentations covering several topics: Origin, Distribution, Formation, and Effects; Typical Hydrogeological Scenarios; Transport Processes in Groundwater; Transport Phenomena and Vulnerability of the Unsaturated Zone; Groundwater Development; Groundwater Use and Protection; Groundwater Management: An Overview of Hydro-geology, Economic Values and Principles of Management; Special Issues in Groundwater, which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, Managers, and Decision makers and NGOs

Groundwater in the Celtic Regions

Studies in Hard Rock and Quaternary Hydrogeology

Author: N. S. Robins,Misstear B D R,B. D. R. Misstear

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862390775

Category: Science

Page: 273

View: 4966


Groundwater in Fractured Rocks

IAH Selected Paper Series

Author: Jirí Krásný,John M. Sharp

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203945654

Category: Science

Page: 658

View: 9385

The hydrogeologic environment of fractured rocks represents vital natural systems, examples of which occur on every continent. This book discusses key issues, methodologies and techniques in the hydrogeology of fractured rocks, summarizing recent progress and anticipating the outcome of future investigations. Forty-four revised and updated papers were selected from extended abstracts presented at the International Conference on Groundwater in Fractured Rocks, held in Prague in 2003 and these provide a valuable benchmark reference for studies in fractured rock hydrogeology worldwide. Topics include sustainable groundwater development, groundwater protection and management, new and improved approaches to the investigating hydrogeology of fractured systems, understanding of hydrogeologic properties both on local and regional scales, and both quantitative and qualitative aspects of groundwater flow and solute/contaminant transport.

Volcanoes to Vineyards

Geologic Field Trips Through the Dynamic Landscape of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Jim E. O'Connor,Rebecca J. Dorsey,Ian Madin

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813700159

Category: Science

Page: 874

View: 7271

"This volume contains guides for 34 geological field trips offered in conjunction with the October 2009 GSA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Showcasing the region's geological diversity, the peer-reviewed papers included here span topics ranging from accreted terrains and mantle plumes to volcanoes, floods, and vineyard terroir. Locations visited throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho encompass Astoria to Zillah. More than just a series of maps, the accompanying descriptions, observations, and conclusions offer new insights to the geologic processes and history of the Pacific Northwest - insights that will inspire readers to put their boots on the evidence as they develop their own understanding of this remarkable and dynamic corner of the world."--Publisher's description.


Author: Luís Silveira,Eduardo J. Usunoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848264779

Category: Groundwater

Page: N.A

View: 9967


Organic Acids in Geological Processes

Author: Edward D. Pittman,Michael D. Lewan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642783562

Category: Science

Page: 482

View: 4876

In May of 1991, Victor Van Buren, who was then with Springer Verlag in New York City, asked us for timely topics in the earth sciences that would be appropriate for publication as a book. We all quickly agreed that recent interest and research activity on the role of organic acids in geological processes would make a timely book on this diverse and controversial topic. As coeditors, we outlined chapter topics for such a book that maintained a good balance between geological and geochemical interests. Specific authors were then sought for each of the chapter topics. We had exceptional success in getting leading researchers as authors, and their response was universally enthusiastic. This approach has been most gratifying in that it provides a cohesion and conciseness that is not always present in books representing compilations of papers from symposia. This book does not resolve the controver sies that exist regarding the significance of organic acids in geolog ical processes. However, it does present both sides of the controver sies in terms of available data and current interpretations. Readers may judge for themselves and envisage research necessary to resolve these controversies in the future. We thank the authors of this book for their participation, dedication, and cooperation. We are also grateful for support from Dr. Wolfgang Engel and his staff at Springer-Verlag (Heidelberg) in expediting the editing and publication of this book in a timely manner.

Migration Processes in the Soil and Groundwater Zone (1991)

Author: Ludwig Luckner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351360027

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

View: 3934

This comprehensive work integrates knowledge from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, geology, engineering, and several other fields. Its purpose is to provide solution methods, techniques of parameter estimation, and tools for solving the complex problems of mathematical modeling. The main topics presented include fundamentals of mathematical modeling of migration processes; analytical, numerical, and inverse solutions to migration problems; and techniques of parameter estimation and monitoring of migration processes. The book is perfect for anyone involved in the areas of hydrogeology, soil science, environmental engineering, subsurface cleanup, water sciences, agronomy, land development, and civil engineering. It provides professionals with a survey of the methodology of migration model building, the mathematical tools for solving these models, and the technique of parameter estimation in laboratories and in the field. Consultants will appreciate the book's multidisciplinary theoretical background and first approximations for a broad variety of migration data. Professors and students gain an integrated survey of subsurface solute and heat transport, storage, transformation, and exchange processes in both theoretical and practical applications, complete with example problems and solutions.

Applied Hydrogeology for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Zekai Sen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781566700917

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 5326

In order to properly plan, design, and operate groundwater resources projects, it is necessary to measure - over time or distance - pertinent groundwater variables such as drawdown and discharge in the field. Applied Hydrogeology for Scientists and Engineers shows how to assess and interpret these data by subsurface geological setup and processing. The book helps readers estimate relevant groundwater parameters such as storativity, transmissivity, and leakage coefficient. The text addresses many interrelated disciplines such as geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, engineering, petroleum geology, and water engineering. Traditional and current models for application are presented. One of the unique features of the book is the inclusion of new and previously unpublished ideas, concepts, techniques, approaches, and procedures developed by the author. Among these are hydrogeophysical concepts, slope matching techniques, volumetric approach solution for complicated groundwater flows, non-Darcian flow law applications, aquifer sample functions, dimensionless-type straight line methods, non-linear flow-type curves, discharge calculations from early time-drawdown data, storage coefficient estimation procedure for quasi-steady state flow, and much more. The pitfalls in aquifer test analysis are also detailed. Fractured medium flow adds yet another dimension to the book. Each method is supplemented by actual field data applications from worldwide case studies. Applied Hydrogeology for Scientists and Engineers covers the topics of groundwater reservoirs, the evaluation of aquifer parameters, aquifer and flow properties, flow properties and bore hole tests, aquifer tests in porous and fractured media, well hydraulics, groundwater flow and aquifer tests, and field measurements and their interpretations. This new reference also works well as a post-graduate textbook on the subject. Applied Hydrogeology for Scientists and Engineers expands the reader's knowledge by providing valuable information not found in any other publication.

Geochemical Processes, Weathering and Groundwater Recharge in Catchments

Author: O.M. Saether,P. de Caritat

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789054106463

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 7685

Geochemical Processes, Weathering and Groundwater Recharge in Catchments is a specialist book concerned with the natural processes taking place where water interacts with minerals and organic matter at the earth’s surface, in soils or within aquifers. It focuses on the all important interface between the hydrological and geochemical cycles in terrestrial ecosystems, and is thus particularly relevant to understanding the environment. The book is intended primarily as a reference text for graduate students in Earth Sciences, Hydrology or Environmental Sciences, but will be a useful introduction to those studying Chemistry, Biology or Forestry Studies. Geochemical Processes, Weathering and Groundwater Recharge in Catchments presents an overview of the current status of knowledge of catchment studies, with an outline of the challenges of future research. .

Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modelling

A Few Steps Closer to Reality : Proceedings of the ModelCARE 2002 Conference : Held in Prague, Czech Republic, 17-20 June, 2002

Author: Karel Kovar,Zbyněk Hrkal

Publisher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences

ISBN: 9781901502077

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 525

View: 3566


Groundwater in Urban Development

Assessing Management Needs and Formulating Policy Strategies

Author: Stephen S. D. Foster,Adrian Lawrence,Brian Morris

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821340721

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 55

View: 9807

This paper highlights key urban groundwater issues and management needs. It also raises awareness and understanding of hydrogeological processes in urban areas and provides a framework for the proper and systematic consideration of groundwater dimensions in urban management. This paper suggests options for greater sustainable development and management of groundwater in urban areas.

Groundwater Science

Author: Charles R. Fitts

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123847060

Category: Science

Page: 692

View: 2302

Groundwater Science, Second Edition—winner of a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association—covers groundwater's role in the hydrologic cycle and in water supply, contamination, and construction issues. It is a valuable resource for students and instructors in the geosciences (with focuses in hydrology, hydrogeology, and environmental science), and as a reference work for professional researchers. This interdisciplinary text weaves important methods and applications from the disciplines of physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, biology, and environmental science, introducing you to the mathematical modeling and contaminant flow of groundwater. New to the Second Edition: New chapter on subsurface heat flow and geothermal systems Expanded content on well construction and design, surface water hydrology, groundwater/ surface water interaction, slug tests, pumping tests, and mounding analysis. Updated discussions of groundwater modeling, calibration, parameter estimation, and uncertainty Free software tools for slug test analysis, pumping test analysis, and aquifer modeling Lists of key terms and chapter contents at the start of each chapter Expanded end-of-chapter problems, including more conceptual questions Winner of a 2014 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association Features two-color figures Includes homework problems at the end of each chapter and worked examples throughout Provides a companion website with videos of field exploration and contaminant migration experiments, PDF files of USGS reports, and data files for homework problems Offers PowerPoint slides and solution manual for adopting faculty